First introduced in October 2020, Canon EOS M50 Mark II is a 24.0MP Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with an APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm ) sized CMOS sensor, built-in Image Stabilization, Fully articulated touch screen, and Canon EF-M lens mount.
The Canon EOS M50 Mark II’s predecessor has been the best selling camera of the year and is loved by a lot of vloggers and content creators.
Canon M50 II weighs 387 g (0.85 lb / 13.65 oz) and has external dimensions of 116 x 88 x 59 mm (4.57 x 3.46 x 2.32″). Considering that the average weight of Mirrorless type cameras is 440g, its weight is about average in its class. With a thickness of 59mm, it also has an average thickness.
- 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
- ISO 100 – 25600
- Digital-only Image Stabilization
- 3 Fully Articulated Screen
- 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
- 10.0 fps continuous shooting
- 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video
- Yes High-Speed Video
- 387g. 116 x 88 x 59 mm
Canon EOS M50 II: Price
Canon EOS M50 Mark II: Sensor and Features
Canon M50 II has a 24.0MP APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm ) sized CMOS sensor and features Digic 8 processor. You can shoot at a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9. M50 Mark II has a native ISO range of 100 – 25600 and it can save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post-processing.
Canon M50 II is not the highest resolution APS-C camera. Canon M6 Mark II with its 33.0MP sensor is leading in this class.
- 24.1 megapixel Canon APS-C CMOS imaging sensor
- 4K 24p and HD 120p High-frame rate video
- DIGIC 8 Image Processor
- Built-in high-resolution (approx. 2,360,000 dots) OLED EVF (Electronic Viewfinder)
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities
- Automatic image transfer to compatible devices while shooting or when a Wi-Fi network is connected to
- ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
- 3″ touch screen, approx. 1,040,000 dot, Vari-Angle (opens 180° to side) Clear View LCD II monitor
- 7.4 fps high-speed continuous shooting (up to 10 fps with AF Lock)
- Silent mode for completely silent shooting
- New generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF with up to 143 AF points and up to 88×100% (WxH) viewfinder coverage
- Touch and Drag AF allows users to easily adjust the AF point directly on the LCD panel, including while looking through the camera’s EVF
- Digital IS with 5-axis image stabilization when shooting movies plus increased image stabilization when lens optical IS is available
- Very compact, light, and featured-filled APS-C camera delivering professional-grade image quality
- New .CR3 RAW file format providing improvements including a 40% smaller file size in the new C-RAW (Compressed RAW) format
Canon EOS M50 Mark II: Video
The production of high-quality videos has become incrementally easier with any new camera that Canon has released since the ground-breaking EOS 5D Mark II. With the advent of Canon’s very impressive Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 4K video capture, the M50 Mark II inherits the M50’s video feature set that expands on the standard DSLR and mirrorless EOS predecessors.
The benefit of being able to capture 4K video, even though your standard performance is just Full HD 1080p, cannot be understated. The extra resolution recorded in the 4K recording is important. The following example illustrates the disparity between resolutions in Full HD and 4K.
If 1080p is output, 4K video can easily be downsampled. To offer a closer point of view, crop the frame or even crop your FHD video inside the 4K captured frame confines. To bring still more quality value to your 1080p movies, you can also simulate zooming in and out of a frame.
Of definition, 4K video development is the primary advantage of buying a 4K-capable camera. 4K video delivers more than 4x Full HD resolution, making for beautifully sharp and detail-rich movies on resolution-hungry screens that will stay spectacular. Note that the 4K recording of the M50 is cropped vs. down-sampled.
Using the MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 codec, the M50 provides video recording in .MP4 format with audio captured in AAC (.MP4, stereo) through its dual front microphones or the 3.5mm stereo input jack.
Canon EOS M50 Mark II: Specifications
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 51200)|
|Lens mount||Canon EF-M|
|Focal length mult.||1.6×|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||387 g (0.85 lb / 13.65 oz)|
|Dimensions||116 x 88 x 59 mm (4.57 x 3.46 x 2.32″)|
Is this a good beginner camera?
Yes, It is.
For beginners, the original Canon M50 was already an outstanding camera and Canon’s most common camera for this crowd. Provided that the vast majority of its characteristics and inexpensive price tag are retained by this camera,
It is equally well suited, too. The only minor concern is that the EF-M lens lineup remains small, and the construction of this range is still overlooked by Canon. And, like its ancestor, this camera’s 4K sounds intentionally constrained, so if you want a flexible video camera, it’s not the best option. Nonetheless, it’s a versatile option that provides comparable capabilities to their higher-end 80D DSLR. And it is nevertheless capable.
Canon EOS M50 II: Conclusion
Having a camera ready can allow you take more photos, and the M50 II is easy to bring. I brought the predecessor of this camera along for some short journeys. It is very easy to use.
M50 II features great image quality and decent Dual Pixel AF system (intelligent, easily controllable, and with good speed). The inclusion of the EVF in the basic price is the primary factor driving the 4K video functionality.
While a total beginner can easily capture high-quality pictures, the experienced user who takes the time to learn more advanced features can have considerable control over their photography. The Canon M50 II supports the full capabilities of Canon EOS cameras.
It can be tucked into a bag, in a camera case for backup purposes, or used as an always-in-hand main camera.